Study mathematical and physical sciences

The School provides a modern, relevant, and comprehensive learning experience, with graduates earning sought-after qualifications that lead to exciting career opportunities.

Mathematics

Mathematics is the science and study of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts as pure mathematics, or applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering. When you study mathematics in the Faculty of Science, you will learn how mathematics underpins most technological advances that we rely on every day.

Career examples

  • Data Scientist
  • Logistics Officer
  • Mathematical Modeller
  • Investment Banker

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  2. Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  3. Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  4. Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  5. Bachelor of Mathematics
  6. Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced)
  7. Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)
  8. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  9. Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  10. Bachelor of Science
  11. Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Physics

Physics is one of the oldest natural sciences, dedicated to the study of how the universe works. Majors in this branch are concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. Students will learn how physics explains the fundamental mechanisms of the other sciences, underpins the technologies that are the focus of engineering, and opens up new areas of research.

Career examples

  • Nanotechnologist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Space Scientist
  • Optical Physicist

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
  2. Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  3. Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
  4. Bachelor of Mathematics
  5. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
  6. Bachelor of Science
  7. Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
  8. Bachelor of Science (Honours)

STEM

The world’s most complex issues, such as climate change, natural resource management, and food and water security, need to be addressed by those with transdisciplinary skills. By studying STEM, you will learn skills in creative and innovative thinking, ethical and sustainable practice, and communication – becoming a more-than-disciplinary practitioner.

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Mathematics
  2. Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced)
  3. Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Science
  4. Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)
  5. Bachelor of Science
  6. Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
  7. Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  8. Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  9. Master of Data Science

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